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The Life of Belisarius

by Lord Mahon

At the beginning of the sixth century of the Christian era, the empire of Constantinople was beset with enemies and sinking to decay. The tide of barbarian invasion had lately overwhelmed one half of the ancient...


The Cambridge Medieval History - Book IV

by H.F. Stewart, W.R. Lethaby, F.J. Haverfield & F. Beck et al.

This process of history may be said to have entered on its effective stage in the West with Alaric's invasion of Italy. But it had been present, as a potentiality and a menace, for many years before Alaric heard...


The Cambridge Medieval History - Book III

by Norman Baynes, Martin Bang, M. Manitius & Ludwig Schmidt et al.

THE race which played the leading part in history after the break-up of the Roman Empire was the race known as the Teutons. Their early history is shrouded in obscurity, an obscurity which only begins to be...


The Dark Ages

by Charles Oman

In the summer of 477 A.D. a band of ambassadors, who claimed to speak the will of the decayed body which still called itself the Roman senate, appeared before the judgment-seat of the emperor Zeno, the ruler...


The Age of Sargon II

by Albert Olmstead

The resurrection of the Assyrian world and the discovery of Sargon are synchronous. Prior to 1843, when Botta made his first excavations, it was no exaggeration to say that "a case scarcely three feet square...


The History of the Byzantine Empire: From Its Glory to Its Downfall

by Charles Oman

This carefully crafted ebook: "The History of the Byzantine Empire - From Its Glory to Its Downfall" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This edition covers the history...


The Barbarian Invasions (Serapis Classics)

by Pasquale Villari

What caused the fall of the Roman Empire? The first reply that occurs to us is this: That the Romans were corrupt and enfeebled by corruption; the Barbarians, while rougher, were also stronger and less corrupt....


The Byzantine Empire (Serapis Classics)

by Charles Oman

Two thousand five hundred and fifty-eight years ago a little fleet of galleys toiled painfully against the current up the long strait of the Hellespont, rowed across the broad Propontis, and came to anchor in...


Roman Imperialism (Serapis Classics)

by Tenney Frank

My purpose in the following pages has been to analyze, so far as the fragmentary sources permit, the precise influences that urged the Roman republic toward territorial expansion. Imperialism, as we now use...


Wisdom of the east ancient egyptian legends

by M. A. Murray

In this book I have retold the legends of the Gods of ancient Egypt, legends, which were current in the "morning of the world," preserved to the present day engraved on stone and written on papyri. I have told...


Magellan 20 september 1519

by Pietro Pigafetta

This is the story of events that actually happened and that you will read later on. Pietro Pigafetta, a descendant of Antonio Pigafetta, tells this story. Thanks to documents and memoirs, passed down from generation...


The Chemical Muse

by D. C.A. Hillman, Ph.D.

"The last wild frontier of classical studies." ---The Times (UK)

The Chemical Muse uncovers decades of misdirection and obfuscation to reveal the history of widespread drug use in Ancient Rome and Greece. In...


The Colosseum

by Aavv, Aa. Vv. & Lozzi Roma

The Valley of Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, The Temple of Venus and Rome, the Domus Aurea


Ancient Rome

by William E. Dunstan

Ancient Rome masterfully synthesizes the vast period from the origins of Rome to the end of antiquity, seamlessly weaving a panoramic view of how the Romans gradually imposed their rule from Britain to Arabia....


Blood of the Caesars: How the Murder of Germanicus Led to the Fall of Rome

by Stephen Dando-Collins

Could the killing of Germanicus Julius Caesar-the grandson of Mark Antony, adopted son of the emperor Tiberius, father of Caligula, and grandfather of Nero-while the Roman Empire was still in its infancy have...


Rise of an Empire: How One Man United Greece to Defeat Xerxes's Persians

by Stephen Dando-Collins

The true story behind the events in 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to Zack Snyder's 300

The action-filled movie 300 focused on Ancient Greece's epic battle of Thermopylae, in which King Leonidas led 300 Spartans...


In Search of the Immortals

by Howard Reid

Everyone knows that the ancient Egyptians were great mummifiers, and their sarcophagi and bandage-wrapped corpses are familiar images to us all. Yet across the vast sweep of history, we find many other great...


Historical Dictionary of the Mongol World Empire

by Paul D. Buell

This Dictionary, the first work of its kind written in English, examines the history of the Mongol Empire, the pre-imperial era of Mongolian history that preceded it, and the various Mongol successor states...


Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries

by A. Lucas & J. Harris

Describes ancient Egypt's vast resources and the processes that incorporated them in daily life, including animal products, building materials, cosmetics, perfumes and incense, fibers, glazed ware, glass, mummification...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Israel

by Niels Peter Lemche

This reference examines sources in the Old Testament and surveys the findings of recent archaeological research. It includes entries on the significant persons, places and events; covers the Kingdoms of Israel...